Brandon Backe went five innings, allowing two runs vs. the Padres. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
By Alyson Footer / MLB.com
Brandon Backe did well in his 2008 debut, going five innings, allowing two runs and striking out three. Michael Bourn walked twice and had an RBI in the leadoff spot for the Astros on Tuesday night versus the Padres.
BATTING 2B: Greene, K (1, Backe). HR: Hairston, S (1, 4th inning off Backe, 1 on, 1 out). TB:
Iguchi; Kouzmanoff; Hairston, S 4; Greene, K 4; Bard 2; McAnulty. RBI: Hairston, S 2 (2). Runners left in
scoring position, 2 out: McAnulty; Young, Cr. Team RISP: 1-for-4. Team LOB: 9.
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